Networks Northwest delivers programs and services for the 10 counties of Northwest Michigan. Our primary service categories are: workforce development; business & economic development; and community development. Networks Northwest is the convening agency for the Regional Prosperity Initiative in these ten counties.
Here are recent media releases issued by Networks Northwest.
The Northwest Michigan Works! Center in Petoskey will have a new location beginning August 31. The Center’s new location will be 2240 Mitchell Park Drive, which is one street south of the previous site.
Individuals in the beginning stages of starting a business, in need of accessing capital, or simply considering self-employment will have the opportunity to attend a Starting a Business workshop in Cadillac offered by the Northwest Michigan Small Business Development Center (SBDC).
Business owners can learn how to improve their fiscal fitness at a financial tools workshop April 29 in Traverse City. "Know Your Numbers: Five Keys to Using Financial Statements to Maximize Cash Flow," is designed for business owners and key staff who want to have a better understanding of how to use their financial statements.
Individuals considering self-employment or in the beginning stages of starting a business will have access to a wide variety of helpful information at a Starting a Business Workshop being offered in Traverse City by the Northwest Michigan Small Business Development Center (SBDC).
The state of the region’s roads and the transportation funding proposal on the May ballot in Michigan will both be discussed at an April 22 meeting in Traverse City. The meeting will run from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Hagerty Center, 715 East Front Street. The meeting is being sponsored by Networks Northwest and the Traverse City Area Transportation and Land Use Study (TC-TALUS).
The state of the region’s roads and the transportation funding proposal on the May ballot in Michigan will both be discussed at an April 22 meeting in Cadillac. The meeting will run from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in the Lake Superior Room at the Wexford-Missaukee Career Tech Center, 9901 East 13th Street.
The state of transit in Charlevoix and Emmet counties will be discussed at a Transit Summit April 23 in Petoskey. The event will run from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Emmet County Fairgrounds and is being sponsored by Networks Northwest, Charlevoix County Transit, Straits Regional Ride, the Disability Network of Northwest Michigan, and Friendship Centers of Emmet County.
A new website will give motorists in the Grand Traverse area easy access to information about road construction and driving during this year’s busy construction season. GTRoadWork.com includes an interactive map of the area’s construction projects, a current travel time indicator for the US-31 construction corridor, and a list of travel alternatives for commuters and tourists. The website was developed by Networks Northwest, the Traverse City Area Transportation and Land Use Study (TC-TALUS), and state and local road, trail, and transportation organizations.
TRAVERSE CITY, MI – Individuals considering buying an established business or launching a new one can learn what it takes to be successful at an Intro to Business Ownership class in Traverse City. The class is being held January 14 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Parsons-Stulen building on NMC’s Aero Park Campus.
An attorney and a human resources professional will help businesses learn how to use HR record keeping to improve profitability at a January 22 workshop in Traverse City. ‘Winning Through Documentation” will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the TBA Credit Union conference room, 630 East Front Street. The workshop is being hosted by the Employer Training Council (ETC). Register now.
Professionals who want to update their résumés can learn the tips and tricks of successful résumé development at a Résumé After Hours event January 20 at Northwest Michigan Works! in Cadillac. The event will run from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Career Café located inside the Michigan Works! Center at 401 Lake Street.
A series of classes in Traverse City will help entrepreneurs learn how to start or grow a food or farm business. “AgriPreneur 2.0: Developing Your Food or Farm Business” will be offered in eight, three-hour long classes beginning February 3. The class is co-sponsored by the Michigan Small Business Development Center (SBDC) and the Michigan State University Extension (MSUE) Product Center.
Businesses can learn about Responding to Federal Government Solicitations at a class December 11 in Petoskey. The class will run from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in room 536 of the Student Community Resource Building at North Central Michigan College (NCMC). The class is part of the “Doing Business with the Government Series,” and is being offered by the Northwest Michigan Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) in partnership with NCMC.
Businesses can learn about Responding to Federal Government Solicitations at a class December 9 in Kincheloe. The class will run from 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Chippewa County EDC, 5019 W. Airport Drive. The class is part of the “Doing Business with the Government Series,” and is being offered by the Northwest Michigan Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) in partnership with Eastern U.P. Michigan Works! and the Chippewa County Economic Development Corporation.